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A Button Named X (Poem)

Updated: Feb 24

A man facing an entrance

The computer screen has many buttons,

and one of them triggers a special option.

One click on it will be enough, to ease even the painful of stuff.

There is no need to be mad, for the "misfortune" that you had

--- one click away and you'll be on your way for words that may better please your ears.

Even the most successful of content creators, need to target a specific demographic.

Target your content to the whole of humanity, and you might lose much money,

and drive you to less results, ironically.

The head demographic of every creator is simple

-- those who actually wish to actually read what you have to say,

Without tormenting you, for writing things they don't want to hear;

Those who want to read -- will, and those who do not -- can go elsewhere,

No strings attached.

There is no need for a comment of hate, nor have a flame war

-- press the X button, and you'll be driven afar.

To be frank I must confess, that all of this is not meant just for children, but for adults,

AKA, those who know where the X button dwells, and yet,

Keep spitting at the nearest well,

In hope to depress what they cannot repress.

Why should one be quiet, or even shove something to you-know-where-to,

When you can just move on, like the grown up man or woman you are?

The writer will not cease, after long thoughts about your words, nor obey to your demands.

Thus, hate by itself is insufficient, for your comments to make a change,

And yet ordering them around is still okay, for some reason,

As if it is an effective method.

Relax, it's but an article, a video or a poem,

And your anger hurts only yourself at best. While the rest -- enjoy,

And at times even provide their thoughts

-- the ignorance of the x button will only make you unnecessarily suffer.

It isn't that your feedback is not justified

-- A writer's duty isn't just to be appealing forever for every single person.

Since complaints are always of potential (speaking from experience),

Deep hatred is thus futile in its effort to make an actual change.

Gandhi said -- be the change you want to see in the world

-- Remove something from your screen that you'd want to remove in general.

No other option is as effective.

Move along, hater -- this is the house of the interested, of the truly curious.

This isn't censorship -- we don't have a right to harass other citizens.

Remember your frustration; aim it to the simple, liberating X button,

And find someone else to annoy, that might be weak-spirited enough,

Will you find someone who'll keep their thoughts to themselves,

Once you'll tell them to?

Highly unlikely, but you can try,

I guess..

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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